Ghana Premier League Preview: Sekondi Hasaacas vs Hearts of Oak- Doo Boys vow to hand Phobians season's first away defeat

Published on: 16 July 2016
Ghana Premier League Preview: Sekondi Hasaacas vs Hearts of Oak- Doo Boys vow to hand Phobians season's first away defeat
Sekondi Hasaacas

Sekondi Hasaacas will be seeking to dent Hearts of Oak's unblemished away record this season in the "Match of the week" at the Essipong stadium.

Anything short of victory for the Western giants will see them in the drop zone.

They are currently 12th on the log.

Centre back and captain Daniel Agyin is suspended for the game this weekend due to yellow card accumulation.

New recruit Justice Blay is in line to replace the consistent defender.

Ghana U20 star Saliw Babawo returns to the team for the Hearts of Oak clash.

Hearts of Oak are optimistic to keep their unbeaten away run with a win or draw on Sunday against Hasmal.

The Phobians trek to the west without former Sekondi Hasaacas captain Richard Yamoah who is yet to recover fully from a long injury layoff.

Kassenu Ghandi is available for selection game after he missed last Sunday's fixture with a slight knock.

Midfielder Emmanuel Sabahn Laryea looks very doubtful ahead of the match this weekend whereas Owusu Bempah is likely to be back into the start list.

MATCH FACTS

Head to Head (Since 2000)

Total matches played = 25

Sekondi Hasaacas wins = 4

Drawn games = 7

Hearts of Oak wins = 14

*Sekondi Hasaacas have recorded three victories in their last eleven matches in the premier league. (W3 D2 L6)

*Hearts of Oak have lost only one of their last eight premier league fixtures. (W3 D4 L1)

*Sekondi Hasaacas have lost just one of their nine home premiership matches this season. (W6 D2 L1)

*Hearts of Oak are unbeaten in their last twelve away matches in the premiership. They have won four and drawn five this term. (W5 D7 L0)

*The Westerners have managed to beat the Phobians only two times in their last nine meetings in the premiership. (W2 D3 L4)

*The last time Hearts of Oak travelled to beat Sekondi Hasaacas was 5th November, 2006. (P5 W0 D3 L2)

*Sekondi Hasaacas have managed to keep only one clean sheet at home in the league this season.

*The Rainbow outfit have kept four clean sheets at away in the premiership this term after nine games.

By Nuhu Adams

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